Traidhos Visiting Schools Program

Chiang Mai - Thailand

Trip Reports.

Annually we welcome around 3,000 students and staff from over fifty schools worldwide.

2016 Trips

25 May 2016 Updated about 1 year ago

Fazlani L’Academie Globale, India

21 – 26 March

Many schools that join us here at Traidhos come for a cultural experience, community service, adventurous activities, or a combination of all three. As Fazlani L’Academie Globale (FLAG) found out, this is not all we can offer.

The students from Mumbai ended their time in Chiang Mai with a series of scientific studies on the Traidhos Three-Generation Farm. In the morning we began by assessing the water quality of the ponds on the farm and identifying the different animals living there. Together the students formulated an hypothesis – as water pollution increases, the species richness will decrease – and came up with their own method for testing it. Throughout the morning we collected and identified invertebrates that were living in the ponds and used this data to analyse how clean the water on the farm was. Despite our data not supporting our hypothesis, the information we collected regarding water quality was very helpful for the farm staff in monitoring and managing the water quality on the farm.

Later that day the students from FLAG continued to investigate the natural processes on the farm. Using real life examples, we applied the theory of the nitrogen cycle to the process of making compost on the farm. Students gained hands on experience of making this valuable fertiliser and seeing exactly how the things they learn in school can be utilised.

We continued the journey of discovery by dissecting banana trees to see exactly how the xylem and phloem transport water and sugars within a plant. Banana trees, with their oversized vascular system, are a fantastic example of this.

Our time on the farm concluded by making delicious fresh smoothies with the student-powered bicycle blender. While preparing their refreshments the students discussed the physics of how energy is transferred from within their bodies to power the blender. After a full day of scientific investigations the students were very grateful for a tasty treat to end with.

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2017 Visitors

January 17
Khartoum International Community School, Sudan
Multiple Intelligence IS, Philippines
IS Yangon, Myanmar
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71, Bangkok
St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107, Bangkok
Concordian IS, Bangkok

February 17
MLC School, Australia
International School Bangkok
Prem Tinsulanonda IS, Chiang Mai
Yew Chung IS of Shanghai, China
American IS Dhaka, Bangladesh
Yangon IS, Myanmar

March 17
Seoul IS, South Korea
Yew Chung IS, Hong Kong
Australian IS, Hong Kong
Appleby College, Canada
Fern Hill School, Canada
The International School, Macau
I-Shou IS, Taiwan
KIS, Bangkok
Canadian IS, Singapore
Stamford School, Indonesia

April 17
Beijing World Youth Academy, China
Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong
Australian International School, Singapore

May 17
Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong
The Montessori School, Perth, Australia

June 17
Yew Chung International School, Hong Kong
Garden International School, Malaysia
Compass Youth Leadership Camp

July 17
Travel For Teens (Elephants), USA
Travel For Teens (Service), USA